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the attack that killed four americans including the top u.s. diplomat in libya was planned in advance. we're also talking with the people behind the controversial anti-muslim film igniting protests that the attackers may have used for cover. we're also watching an important political dimension to this story. mitt romney's immediate criticism of president obama's international policies. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> dramatic developments unfolding. let's begin with some important new developments in the attacks on u.s. facilities in both cairo, egypt. and benghazi, libya. u.s. sources now tell cnn the attack in benghazi was actually planned in advance and the perpetrators used a protest outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi there simply as a diversion. four americans died including the united states ambassador to libya chris stevens. our foreign affairs correspondent, jill dougherty, has been working her sources to get a better idea on exactly what happened. our senior international correspondent nic robertson is monitoring the search for who's responsible. and our
right now after the killing of the united states ambassador in libya. so how dangerous is it now for americans abroad? also, as the u.s. moves to hunt down the killers, libyan authorities make at least one arrest. but was it a mob attack or something much more ominous? >>> and mitt romney's taking heat even from some republicans for his harsh criticism of president obama's foreign policy. is he ready to dial back or double down again? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> u.s. warships are moving toward libya today as president obama vows that no act of terror will go unpunished. his words. but in the grim aftermath of the u.s. consulate attack in libya which left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead, there are still serious questions as to which group was responsible. meantime, violent protests sparked by an anti-islamic film spreading across the muslim world today. in cairo, crowds have again gathered outside the u.s. embassy right now. they've been throwing rocks and fire bombs as police answer with tear gas. in yemen, police open fire to disperse
the mourners as the bodies of the u.s. ambassador and others killed in libya return to the united states. and mitt romney ramps up his criticism of the president again as the latest polls show him falling behind in several crucial states. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> but we begin with these live pictures. look at this. this is tahrir square in cairo. these are live pictures coming in not far from the united states embassy. once again, the protests escalating even as we speak. earlier in the day it had been relatively -- keyword, relatively, quiet. now seems to be escalating for some reason. our own ben wedeman is on the ground for us. we're going to be going to him shortly. at the same time as these scenes are unfolding, there also have been frightening scenes of violence and hatred directed at the united states and others around the region. it's spreading. and u.s. officials are very worried. sources tell me they're especially concerned about today's penetration of the united states embassy in tunisia and the reports that the american school was actually burned.
developments in the hunt for the suspects in the attack that killed the united states ambassador to libya and three other americans. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> with only 47 days to go until the election, the romney campaign's about to roll out another new strategy. voters will be seeing a lot more of mitt romney. in fact, we're only minutes away from his speech at a rally in florida. our national political correspondent jim acosta is joining us now live from sarasota to set the scene. jim, what's going on? >> reporter: wolf, we expect mitt romney to be out here in sarasota, florida, in just a few minutes from now. this is where his advisors say after a relatively light schedule over the last couple weeks, mitt romney and his campaign will be picking up the pace. and after seeming to defend those comments on that hidden camera video on government dependency, romney appears to be shifting again on that message as well looking for something that will stick. after being caught on tape writing off 47% of voters as obama supporters who are dependent on government, mit
in libya. al qaeda is only part of the problem. and a multimillion renovation leaves a washington, d.c. landmark infested with algae. we want to welcome our viewers from the united states and the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." certainly a critical voting block. military voters out there, both president obama and mitt romney, they are aggressively kourting them. jim acosta is traveling with a governor romney and he has a lot going on right now, jim? >> that's right, wolf. and mitt romney is out to make the case that the best defense is a better economy. >> in battle ground virginia both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery. romney slammed the president for the defense cuts coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the president once again blasted romney's hidden camera co
into anybody's hands? >> they do. brian sayers unlike in libya, his group is not going to leave syria right after the war ends. he says they're licensed to help the syrian rebels for two years and they plan on being there on the ground after this war ends to help gather and decommission weapons. we'll see if they really do that. >> we'll see. sensitive important stuff. thanks very much for that. today the focus is in the presidential race. and they're focuses on virginia and veteran voters. up next, how president obama's turning mitt romney's words against himng to score points with vets. stick around. you're in "the situation room." this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm p. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ a sh
: the obama campaign released a statement accusing romney of using the libya incident tlaunch attacks saying it's beneath someone seeking to be commander in chief. but it's the latest example of both sides trying to turn winning the news cycle into winning this election. >> any hint we're getting what romney will talk about tomorrow when he goes to new york and addresses the clinton -- the bill clinton global initiative? the president will be there as well. >> reporter: wolf, we don't know at this point. that is one item that they are keeping very close to the vest and they've been doing that for several da now. on a conference call this morning, the romney senior adviser suggests that romney might be laying out new specifics suggesting that this might be a reboot to the campaign. but there's been sort of reboot after reboot after reboot, it will be interesting to see what mitt romney says to the clinton global initiative tomorrow because obviously this is not exactly friendly territory for mitt romney. bill clinton went after mitt romney at the democratic convention just a few weeks ago. so
.s. consulate in libya. is the confusion becoming a political liability? and mitt romney says he has a little secret. you're going to hear him predict he'll win a state most experts think is safely in president obama's column. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 39 days until the presidential election. in about 20 minutes the president begins a series of fundraisers right here in washington. those are the only public events on his calendar today. yet this is the same day the president didn't have time for a face-to-face meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in new york. instead they spoke by phone. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. dan. >> reporter: wolf, the white house always stresses that the president and prime minister netanyahu are in touch frequently. they downplay any daylight between the two leaders. but they didn't meet face-to-face this week. and so one phone call is getting a lot of attention. president obama and prime minister netanyahu attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but a
not only in libya, in sudan. we may be to some degree pawns in this. in several of these countries you've had people who feel they've played a major role, took huge risks in these revolutions and that they've been kind of marginalized since then. and they see this as a chance to gain public support to embarrass their governments, and there's kind of a competition between, wel them. and the attack on the u.s. embassy is part of the drama. but it's less about us than about that competition. i would argue. >> this anti-islamic film, how much of that is responsible for the anti-u.s. violence or is that just an excuse? >> well, i think it's both. i mean, i think if you talk to an awful lot of just ordinary muslims around the world, there's real indig nation at it. it hit every button possible. and i think a lot of people who didn't grow up from a free society assume that the u.s. government is somehow behind it or condoning it. and so there's that back drop. and then i think on top of that, then you have extremists who take advantage of that and inflame it and seize upon it. >> you want to
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hot spot inside libya. we're traveling to a town where extremists are in charge and on the rise. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long. so how much do we owe you? that'll be $973.42. ya know, your rates and fees aren't exactly competitive. who do you think i am, quicken loans? [ spokesman ] when you refinance your mortgage with quicken loans, you'll find that our rates and fees are extremely competitive. because the last thing you want is to spend too much on your mortgage. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ >>> there are growing concerns about the rise of extremist groups inside libya weeks after the attack that took the lives of the united states ambassador and three other americans. cnn's senior correspondent got an extraordinary amount of access this week to an area that could be considered a breeding ground for extremism inside the country. >> reporter: it ma
attacks in libya, the investigation into those diplomatic attacks, and romney said it would be premature to offer any new assessments on the issue. that's a stark contrast from the statement he put out a few weeks ago with that comment, wolf. >> yeah. it's better to be cautious and let others do the talking for him on the sensitive issues. they're doing a lot of talking. much more on this later on. jim, standby cht i want to go to the president right now. he's at a fundraiser at a hotel here in washington. i want to hear what he's saying briefly. >> we're creating thousands of jobs across the country as a result. and today the united states of america is less dependent on foreign oil than any time in nearly two decades. so the choice is, do we build on this progress? or do we go with a plan that ulrse it? like my opponent's proposing. i do not believe in letting oil companies write this country's energy plan. i don't believe in endangering our coastlines or having them continue to collect another $4 billion in corporate welfare from our taxpayers. so we've got a better plan that keeps in
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of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. mitt romney unplugged, the entire secret recording is out. and behind those politically damaging moments a link to a former president's family. and first there were speed cameras then red light cameras, now stop sign cameras. wait until you see this. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> a week after the bloody attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, the white house is facing a growing backlash. should there have been more security given possible threats tied to the 9/11 anniversary? and was the attack which killed the ambassador and three other americans premeditated or a spontaneous eruption of rage over an anti-muslim film? our white house correspondent dan lothian is standing by. but first to libya where we have stunning new video and witness accounts of the attack and the last moments of ambassador chris stevens. cnn senior international correspondent arwa damon is in benghazi. >> reporter: this is the first thing fahud says he saw an
eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all just six weeks out from the election. at the united nations, president obama used the world stage to declare. >> the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> reporter: his most expansive comments on what he called the crisis in the middle east. he invoked the memory of one fallen american. >> we must reaffirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killers. today we must declare that this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> reporter: to the world he offered a lesson in u.s. values. first, denouncing the insighting video. >> a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. >> reporter: next, affirming america's embrace of all religions. >> we not only respect the freedom of religion, we have laws that protect individuals from being harmed because of how they look or what they believe
are demanding answers about security concerns at the u.s. diplomatic office in benghazi, libya, leading up to the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other meamericans. members of the senate foreign relations committee have sent a letter to secretary hillary clinton cite about concerns of threats there. a preliminary settlement requires the university of california to pay $30,000 to each of one of 21 protesters hit by pepper spray from the university police during occupy demonstrations at uc davis last november. a copy of the settlement puts aside additional funds for the plaintiff's attorneys and protesters arrested during this incident. now turning to a lighter moment on the campaign trail today. at a campaign stop in ohio puic presintial candidate mitt romney was joined by mike row, the host of the di"dirty jobs" he spoke about his appreciation for jobs that most people don't want and his appreciation for meat most people don't want as well. take a listen. >> you'll be pleased to know, ohio, that you do in fact have a road kill cleanup division. and they are excellent
in the wake of last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> plus, president obama hits china with a serious trade complaint. republicans allege it's political posturing. ahead, i'll ask the former u.s. ambassador to china and former republican presidential candidate jon huntsman if he agrees. endless shrimp at red lobster. you can mix and match all day! [ male announcer ] red lobster's endless shrimp is back... but only for a limited time! try as much as you like, any way you like! like parmesan crusted shrimp just $14.99. i'm ryan isabell and i sea food differently. [ male announcer ] introducing a reason to look twice. the entirely new lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. the entirely new lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. imimagaginine e ifif y yod alalwawaysys s seeee l e [m[mususicic]] inin t thehe b besest t lil. eveverery y titimeme o of f. ououtdtdoooorsrs, , oro. trtranansisititiononss® ls auautotomamatiticacalllly y fift ththe e ririghght t amamouountn. soso y youou s seeee e eveg ththe e waway y itit is memeanant t toto b b
. not at all. thank you. he wants to cut usa to libya, egypt, and pac stan, senator rand paul is joining us to explain why. hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure, or if, while on enbrel, you ex
official libya that there is an ongoing attack right now at th u. consuten the eastern libyanity once contlled by rebels in last year's revolution. let's talk about wh's ging on. national secur contributor fran townsend was the homeland security advisor to president bush. both the cia and homeland security external advisory boards. first of all, on th aackn the u.s. embsyin cairo, fran, what do you make of this? it'stt extraordin if you ask me. >> wolf, it is extraordinary. not oyth let's not forget the day on which americans mourn f event of the eleven years ago. we shouldn't -- the warnin in the daysading up to this protest. and the egyptian on notice. so i expect there will be some pretty tough conrsations beeen the u.s. state department, the american government and officials in egypt. there rals no excuse having been fairly warned about the protest not to have additional ty forces out there to protect ourembassy. >> this is a country, that reives$1.5illion a year i military and economic assice vaou forms of economic assistance. there was concerns in recent months the muslim brothe
very dangerous missions over libya during that conflict. in addition to all the missions they've flown over afghanistan, the british, according to thomas sanderson, have never lost an apache helicopter in any of these wars. but make no mistake, they fly very aggressive missions and this is a dangerous deployment for him. >> let's hope prince harry is okay and all of those nato troops are okay as well. thanks very much, brian. >>> mitt romney promising to cut individual tax rates for everyone. we're taking a closer look at his plan to see how the numbers are stacking up. great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent network they're able to serve up live video, and instant replays, creating fans from berlin to beijing. what can we help you build? nice shot kid. the nba around the world built by the only company that could. cisco. i was born with scoliosis. without shriners hospitals, my life would be completely different. they gave me my future back. send your love to the rescue. donate to shriners hospitals, today. >>> mitt rom
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